Replication of SAP HANA Databases

You can use the Live Sync operation to replicate IntelliSnap backups of a SAP HANA database to a synced copy of the database on a infrastructure. A Live Sync operation is automatically triggered when an IntelliSnap full backup is run on the source (primary) database. This automatic operation keeps the replicated target database in sync with the source database, up to the time when the most recent Live Sync operation completes.

The Live Sync feature includes the following capabilities:

  • Supports replication of SAP HANA databases on cloud infrastructure like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

  • Minimizes the impact on production systems CPU and I/O by using the backup data for replication. This method avoids the need to read the source database again for replication.

  • Initiates a replication restore automatically as soon as the new snapshots are available on the target site.

  • Initiates replication after the auxiliary copy completes, when you use a copy precedence for Live Sync.

If no new IntelliSnap full backups have been run since the last Live Sync operation, then the next Live Sync operation does not run.

Use IntelliSnap backup types to replicate SAP HANA databases.

Live Sync operations are supported on SAP HANA Multitenant Database Containers with the following configuration:

  • SAP HANA 2.0 SPS01 and higher Multitenant Database Containers on a single node setup

  • A SYSTEMDB that has one tenant database